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Emmy® Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Game
Plan, The Woodsman, Something to Talk About) stars in the hit crime drama THE CLOSER, adsupported cable's number one series of all time. Sedgwick plays Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a top-notch investigator with unparalleled interrogation skills and a track record for closing nearly every case with a suspect's confession.
In addition to Sedgwick, the three-time Screen Actors Guild Award–nominated ensemble cast includes J.K. Simmons (Juno, Spider-Man movies, Oz, Law & Order), Corey Reynolds (The Terminal), Robert Gossett (Arlington Road, The Net), G.W. Bailey (M*A*S*H, St. Elsewhere, Police Academy movies), Tony Denison (Prison Break, Playmakers), Michael Paul Chan (Arrested Development, Robbery Homicide Division, The Insider), Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad, Training Day, Nip/Tuck, Collateral Damage), Phillip P. Keene (Home) and Jon Tenney (Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, You Can Count on Me). CIA-trained Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson is a former Atlanta detective brought to Los Angeles to head a special unit of the LAPD that cracks sensitive, high-profile murder cases.
When Brenda arrives in Los Angeles, she immediately finds herself thrust into a very different way of life. She struggles to leave past demons behind her while dealing with co-workers who resent the fact that she leapfrogged over many veteran cops to the elevated position of deputy police chief. Her quirky personality and hard-nosed approach to her job immediately rub her colleagues the wrong way, as does the fact that she is a tough-minded Southern woman in a department dominated by men. Though focused on her career, she's also trying (somewhat unsuccessfully) to overcome her love of doughnuts, chocolate bars and other snacks and to reignite a personal life that has fallen by the wayside, as work tends to take first priority in her life.
On the job, Brenda has a great talent for knowing a person's secrets an Shephard (Nip/Tuck, The D.A.) & Michael M. Robin (Nip/Tuck, The D.A., NYPD Blue), Sedgwick and Rick Wallace (L.A. Law, Men in Trees). Gil Garcetti, the Los Angeles district attorney from 1992 to 2000, is a consulting producer.